There's been an error with the error



  • Saw this when accessing www.codeproject.com

     The error has had an error
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Not necessary a WTF on codeprojects part, these things do happen, maybe error page has some program logic that email errors or saves them to a database, and if 'that' fails, well what can you do. Just thought it was funny that's all. 



  • It's funny indeed. Somebody probably put that in there ages ago, and it never turned up during testing.

    You have to applaud the thoroughness though. How many websites would handle errors on error pages?



  • The redesign was only a month ago or something, so it's pretty new :D



  • At least it's honest.



  • Actually, this makes sense. I've written some stuff in PHP with just such an eventuallity programmed in.

     

    What kind of eventuallity? The file "include_me.php" (containing all of the fun functions, templates, etc) failed to be included. Normally, an error would simply call failure_page("error reason");, and be done with it. However, if it can't output the error message(say, because that function is undefined from a failed include), what the heck does it do now? Simple. There has been an error with the error page.

     I do rather like "It's going to be one of those days". Hahaha.
     



  • The good news is that the error error page works! Think of the catastrophe if THAT contained an error as well...



  • @Erick said:

    The good news is that the error error page works! Think of the catastrophe if THAT contained an error as well...

     Think of the mess if the error page forwarded the request to itself on error and ended up in an infinite loop.



  • I wonder what the error page for the error page's error page would look like


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